Former premier and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif has offered “heartfelt” condolences to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the demise of his mother.
“Deeply saddened to hear about the passing away of PM Narendra Modi’s mother,” the former PM said in a tweet on Saturday.
The mother of the Indian prime minister, Heeraben Modi passed away in the early hours of Friday at the age of 99.
“Our heartfelt condolences to PM Narendra Modi and his family on the tragic and irreparable loss. May she rest in peace,” the PML-N chief added.
Deeply saddened to hear about the passing away of PM Narendra Modi’s mother. Our heartfelt condolences to PM @narendramodi and his family on the tragic and irreparable loss. May she rest in peace.— Nawaz Sharif (@NawazSharifMNS) December 31, 2022
The Indian premier shared a photo of his late mother on Twitter, adding that “a glorious century rests at the feet of God”.
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“In Maa I have always felt that trinity, which contains the journey of an ascetic, the symbol of a selfless Karmayogi and a life committed to values,” he wrote in his tribute.
शानदार शताब्दी का ईश्वर चरणों में विराम... मां में मैंने हमेशा उस त्रिमूर्ति की अनुभूति की है, जिसमें एक तपस्वी की यात्रा, निष्काम कर्मयोगी का प्रतीक और मूल्यों के प्रति प्रतिबद्ध जीवन समाहित रहा है। pic.twitter.com/yE5xwRogJi— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 30, 2022
He recalled meeting her on her 100th birthday where he remembered her telling him to "always work with intelligence and live life with purity".
According to Hindustan Times, Modi and his brothers performed the last rites of their mother at a crematorium in Gandhinagar, the capital of the state of Gujarat.
The Indian premier and his elder brother Somabhai Modi were seen lighting the pyre of their mother as other family members surrounded them, the report said.
Heeraben was admitted to a hospital in Ahmedabad on Wednesday due to ill health. At the time, doctors treating her had said that she was stable and recovering.
NDTV reported that Heeraben lived with Modi’s younger brother, Pankaj Modi, at Raysan village near Gandhinagar.
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